Equifax breach: Freezing your credit may impact your insurance
If you have a credit report, there's a good likelihood that you may be among the 143 million American consumers, who had their sensitive personal information compromised as part of the recent Equifax data breach. If you haven't yet checked if you were impacted, visit www.equifaxsecurity2017.com and click on the Am I Impacted? button at the lower left of the page.
Be aware of insurance impacts of freezing credit
Due to the breach, many are recommending that people put a freeze on their credit. While this is certainly something to consider, freezing your credit accounts can have potential ramifications related to new insurance quotes and renewals. Credit/insurance scores may be part of the insurance underwriting process, which can impact premiums. Read our blog post Equifax breach: Freezing your credit may impact your insurance for more details.
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